By Marcus Thompson
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 12:22 pm in Uncategorized.
Golden State continued filling out its roster on Tuesday. Sources confirm reports the Warriors have reached agreements with guard Toney Douglas and center Jermaine O’Neal. Both are thought to have signed one-year deals.
Douglas gives the Warriors a veteran guard off the bench who is known for defending. He can also shoot the 3 pretty well. He’s not a traditional point guard, which Golden State seems to need, but he is someone who will be able to defend and make a play.
O’Neal, entering his 18th season, showed he still has something left in the tank last season for Phoenix. He averaged 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 18.7 minutes off the bench. The 6-foot-11, 34-year-old center figures to be a reliable place holder to back up Andrew Bogut while Festus Ezeli recovers from knee surgery.
Here is a look at the Warriors’ depth chart at this point:
PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
G/F – Andre Iguodala
PF – David Lee
C – Andrew Bogut
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Draymond Green
C – Festus Ezeli (injured)
PF/C – Marreese Speights
C – Jermaine O’Neal
G – Toney Douglas
G – Kent Bazemore
G – Nemanja Nedovic (possibility)
That leaves two roster spots open, possibly four if Nedovic stays overseas and Kent Bazemore is let go. Those spots are hope for the likes of non-guaranteed players Scott Machado, Dwayne Jones and Kevin Murphy. Also in the mix for those spots are Syracuse rookie forward James Southerland, Ohio
State rookie guard D.J. Cooper and whoever else emerges and wants to try to earn a roster spot with Golden State.